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Old 01-15-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Looking to change the monitor settings for higher resolution

When I installed Ubuntu 5.10 on this computer, I was using an older monitor, but now I'm on a 17 inch LCD, and I can't up the resolution to 1280 x 1024. How can I change the monitor hardware settings so I can get it up to the res. I want?
Old 01-15-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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I'm going to write an article on this soon, but in the meantime either follow this HowTo or the guide on the Ubuntu Wiki (which is slightly more complex). Heh!


Old 01-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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you may run

# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and redo the configuration settings you've already once done at install time. An alternative is manualy editing the xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 and adding the desired resolution settings in the 'Screen section'. Also don't forget to enter the actual range of values for your monitor in 'HorizSync' and 'VertRefresh' fields!!!

wish you luck

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